In the 'hood, Hout Bay as a destination

Affectionately called ‘the republic of Hout Bay’ by its residents, due mainly to the limited means of access into this attractive suburb - there are only three - Hout Bay lies just 20 minutes’ from the centre of Cape Town yet has a unique and timeless beauty that makes it so popular with locals and visitors. When staying in Hout Bay, visitors become part of the tangible vibe of this town, which ... cont.

Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Directions to Chapmans Peak Hotel

From Cape Town International Airport
Exit the airport following the signs for Cape Town –N2 (Kaapstad) .Take the freeway towards Muizenberg (M3) past the University of Cape Town. At first set of traffic lights, turn right towards Hout Bay (Kirstenbosch direction). Pass Kirstenbosch main entrance. At T junction, turn right and follow the road until traffic circle and see Constantia Nek directions.

From Northern Suburbs/Winelands (N1)
Take the N1 towards town and take the Muizenberg (M5) turnoff (first turnoff on LHS after Century City). Upon crossing the N2, take the LHS turnoff onto N2, following signs to Cape Town city. Go under Main Road bridge and follow signs to Muizenberg. See directions from Rondebosch. Allow 30 min from Bellville.

From Somerset West/Winelands (N2)
Take the N2 towards Cape Town city. Go under M5 and Main Road bridges and follow signs to Muizenberg. See directions from Rondebosch. Allow 40 min from Somerset West.

From Rondebosch/Newlands
Take the freeway towards Muizenberg past University of Cape Town. At first set of traffic lights, turn right towards Hout Bay (Kirstenbosch direction). Pass Kirstenbosch main entrance. At T junction, turn right and follow the road until traffic circle and see Constantia Nek directions.

From Muizenberg (via Chapmans Peak Drive, due to open Q4 2003)
Follow Ou Kaapse Weg over the Silvermine mountain. At the bottom turn right into Noordhoek and continue until a Stop sign. Turn right onto Chapmans Peak Drive and continue until Hout Bay. The Chapman's Restaurant is located on RHS at the bottom of the drive as you enter Hout Bay.

From Muizenberg (via Constantia Nek)
Take the freeway back to town. Take the Hout Bay/Ladies Mile turnoff. Continue through first set of traffic lights and turn left at second set of traffic lights. See Constantia directions.

From Constantia
Take the Main Road up to Constantia Nek and see Constantia Nek directions.

From Constantia Nek Circle
Take the right fork down into Hout Bay. Continue through 2 traffic circles on Hout Bay Main Road. The restaurant is located on the LHS as the road begins to climb out of Hout Bay, opposite the beach.

From Cape Town (via coastal road)
Take Kloof Nek Road as if going up to the cable car. Continue on the primary road down into Camps Bay until reaching a Stop/Yield sign. Turn left into Houghton Road which leads down to Main/Victoria (coastal) Road. Turn left into Main/Victoria (coastal) Road and head towards Hout Bay. On descending into Hout Bay, go through the traffic lights (do not turn left here) and continue past the shops heading towards the harbour. On approaching the sea, turn left into Princess Avenue (follow signs to Chapmans Peak viewpoint). At the traffic circle, turn right into the Main Road and continue for another km. The restaurant is located on the LHS as the road begins to climb out of Hout Bay, opposite the beach. If you have turned left at traffic light, turn right at first traffic circle and remain on Main Road passing second traffic circle, and follow instructions above.

From Cape Town (via university)
Take the N2/Eastern Blvd or Rhodes Drive out of Cape Town. Upon passing the large hospital keep right to Muizenberg. See Rondebcosh directions.

From Sea Point
Follow coastal road (promenade) towards Clifton. The road will curve away from sea, pass a traffic circle and turn right towards Clifton. Remain on this road, passing through Camps Bay, until you are on the coastal road. Follow directions above from Cape Town.

Amenities in the area

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  • Post Office (0.5 km)
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  • Shopping Mall (0.5 km)
  • Airport (40 km)

Activities

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  • Galleries / museums
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  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking / surf ski
  • Kite surfing
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Township tours
  • Waterskiing
  • Whale watching
  • Wine tasting

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